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“To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain.”

The Apostle Paul told the Philippians, “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21) Saint Ignatius of Antioch felt the same way, as we all should. From a letter to the Romans by Saint Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr: My earthly […]

Love One Another

“A new commandment I give you, that you love one another. This commandment that he is giving them is a new one, the Lord Jesus tells his disciples. Yet was it not contained in the Old Law, where it is written: You shall love your neighbor as yourself? […]

Walk in The Spirit

The Psalmist wrote, “How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to your word.” (Psalm 119:9) The key to holiness is knowing the Word of God – knowing the promises of God…and the admonishments. Think on these scriptures, and choose to walk in […]

The Joy That Was Set Before Him

The scriptures tell us that Jesus was beaten beyond recognition (Isaiah 52:14). The soldiers whipped him mercilessly, spit in his face, and literally pulled the hair out of his beard (Isaiah 50:6-7). Placing a cloak on his body and a crown of thorns on his head, the soldiers […]

There’s Power in the Word!

We are reading Psalm 41-45 and Proverbs 9. I hope you’re enjoying the challenge. Allow me to up the impact a little bit. When you read the daily scriptures, read them aloud, for there is power in the spoken word of God. Isaiah 55:10-11 says, “10 For as the rain […]

Take Delight in the Lord

Ephesians 6:17 tells us that the Sword of the Spirit IS the Word of God, which means the key to wielding the Sword of the Spirit is to train yourself in knowing what the Bible says. Read it, meditate on it, memorize it. Only then will you be […]

Jesus – The Suffering Servant

Welcome to Day 5 of our 40-days with the Lord. Today we are reading Psalm 21-25 and Proverbs 5. All of these chapters contain some great stuff, but Psalm 22 is the passage that grabbed my attention today – especially since we’ve just recently remembered Christ’s death, burial, […]